The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 120 83 107
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +24
Contract jobs citing Games 7 45 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 1.71% 0.28%
As % of the General category 0.61% 3.98% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
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£358 £173 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.24% -75.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £307 £311
% change year-on-year
+14.19% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1146 1131 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.72% 42.99% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 529 374
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 37
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 3 £230 -
Reading -20 2 £275 +59.42%
Maidenhead - 1 £440 -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Publishing
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) CRISC
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Content Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) CISA
3 2 (16.67%) CISM

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Principal Security Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Games Producer
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Server Support
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (8.33%) Copywriting
2 1 (8.33%) Kinect
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) New Media
2 1 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) SIEM
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CRISC
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CISA
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) hybris
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) ATG